With Eye on Environment, Holiday Inn to Eliminate Tiny Toiletry Bottles

InterContinental Group, the parent of company of Holiday Inn Hotels, has announced it will eliminate travel-size toiletries from its guest rooms over the next two years in an effort to cut down on plastic waste. Travelers staying at the company’s hotel chains will instead find bulk-sized dispensers of shampoo, conditioner and other products in their […]

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CEO of Popular E-Cig Maker Apologizes to Parents

The CEO of popular electronic cigarette maker, Juul Labs, apologized last week to parents whose young children use the company’s popular brand of electric cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. “I’m sorry that their child is using the product. It’s not intended for them,” Kevin Burns told CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla. “I hope there was nothing that we did […]

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President Trump Imposes Tough New Sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump has announced tough new sanctions against Iran for what he calls increasingly aggressive behavior toward the U.S. and its interests. The President made the announcement this morning from the Oval Office. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran until the regime abandons its dangerous activities and aspirations, including the pursuit of […]

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U.S. to Now Require Social Media Histories from Visa Applicants

The U.S. will now require all persons applying for visitors’ visas to provide social media usernames, previous email addresses as well as phone numbers for additional inspection. It’s a significant expansion of the United States’ vetting process for potential visitors. “National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveler and […]

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US Government Charges Julian Assange under the Espionage Act

The U.S. Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with seventeen counts, including violations the Espionage Act. The new counts supersede an indictment that handed down last year but only unsealed in April. That indictment charged Assange with “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.” In 2010 Army Intelligence Officer Bradley Manning illegally downloaded hundreds of […]

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Trump Officials, in Possible Showdown with Iran, Discuss Plan to Deploy 120,000 Troops to Middle East

Plans were presented at a meeting of President Trump’s top national security officials last week for a deployment of 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East in a possible showdown with Iran, according to The New York Times. President Trump has called the report erroneous. “I think it’s fake news, OK?” Mr. Trump told reporters […]

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China Retaliates with Tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. Goods

China has announced tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in response to $200 billion in tariffs announced by the Trump administration on Chinese goods last week. The economic tit-for-tat has sparked fears of a prolonged trade battle between the two economic powerhouses. The hike in Chinese tariffs came hours after President Trump warned Beijing […]

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San Francisco U.S.’ Billionaire Capital

San Francisco has the most billionaires, per capita, than any city in the U.S. according to a new study conducted by data firm Wealth-X. There is roughly one billionaire for every 11,600 people in the major city closest to tech-hub silicon valley. Globally, the population of billionaires decreased by 5% to about 2,600 individuals. Total […]

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